Celine Boutier (FRA), who has been on a terrific upswing this year, defeated Ataya Thititjer (THA) (20) in a nine-hole playoff for her fourth win of the season at the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s Maybank Championship ($3 million purse) in Malaysia. The record for the longest sudden-death playoff on the LPGA Tour is 10 holes. Jo Ann Prentice won the 1972 Christie’s Civitan Open in Corfu after a 10-hole overnight playoff against Sandra Palmer and Kathy Whitworth (who were eliminated in the third round). The ninth overtime ties the record set in 2012 when Ji-Ae Shin won the Kingsmill Championship over Paula Creamer. The longest major-tour playoff is 11 holes on the PGA Tour. In the 1949 PGA Tour’s Motor City Open, Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum finished tied for the win after being unable to reach a tiebreaker after an 11-hole playoff into the sunset. Boutier made eight birdies without a bogey for a 21-under 267 total in the final four rounds of the tournament on Monday at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (par 72-6586 yards) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Boutier, who was in a tie for eighth place, five strokes behind leader Rose Chang (USA) after three rounds, birdied the ninth to win the tournament after dropping four strokes on the day. The extra hole alternated between the 18th (par-5) and 15th (par-3). After parring the first and second overtime holes on the 18th and then parring the third overtime hole on the 15th, the pair were unable to find a way through the next two alternating overtime holes. The fourth and eighth extra holes, played on the 18th hole, were tied with birdies. In the ninth overtime at the 15th, the pair left side-by-side birdie putts to within two meters of each other, but Boutier birdied the hole after the first tee taker from a little further away missed. The first-place prize for the event, which was new this year, was $450,000 ($600,000).짱구카지노 도메인
Boutier won the LPGA Drive-On Championship in March, became the first Frenchwoman to win a major at the Evian Championship, and won the Scottish Women’s Open for the second straight week.
With her fourth win of the season (and sixth of her career), Boutier extended her CME Globe points lead and added 30 Player of the Year points to move into the lead with 169 points over world No. 1 Lilia Boo (USA – 166), who did not compete in the event. Boo has won three titles this year, including two majors. Kim Ah-rim (28) is the highest-placed South Korean player in a tie for 15th (12-under 276). Ko Jin-young (28) and Kim Se-young (30) were tied for 20th (10-under par 278).